This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
A serious accident between a pick-up and a transport truck in Caledonia has resulted in death of two men while a third seriously is hurt and in hospital after the crash on early Monday. Emergency respondents were still present at Highway 6 near Fifth Line, i.e. site of the collision, as of 1:45 a.m.
According to Ontario Provincial Police, the transport truck is believed to be travelling southbound on Highway 6 when it was hit broad side by an eastbound pickup truck carrying three men on Fifth Line. It was explained that the force of the impact is believed to be so severe that the pickup truck allegedly dropped into the south ditch while the transport truck driver stopped on the shoulder of the highway. Police has confirmed that the transport driver, carrying a full box trailer load of unspecified cargo, was largely unhurt. Whereas on the other hand, the driver and passenger of the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene, while a third passenger had to be cut out of the wreckage by the Haldimand County Fire Department.
In his remarks, OPP Constable Mark Foster mentioned that “right now we’re looking at anything that may have contributed to this crash,” adding that road conditions were dry and bare at the time. The third man was immediately shifted to Hamilton General Hospital with critical injuries. According to Foster, none of victims in the pick-up truck were known to police and their identities will not be released until police manages to inform their families.